Boss RC-3 Loop Station

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  • Powerful Stereo Looping Capabilities in a Stompbox Unit
  • 3 Hour Internal Memory
  • Rhythm Guide with Real Drums
  • Autorecord Feature for On The Fly Looping
  • Free Loop Content From Boss' Tone Central Library

Boss RC-3 Loop Station

Details
The Boss RC-3 Loop Station provides up to 3-hours of stereo looping in a compact stomp box. The Boss RC-3 can store 99 loops, and also provides a "real drums" rhythm guide and USB 2.0 compatibility to back up your recordings. You can also load WAV files from your computer into the RC-3. With it's typically tough Boss construction, this loop station is ideal for the gigging musicians, those wanting to rehearse at home, or those who want to record within a studio environment.

This Pedal is Eligible for Boss Collectors Club.

Product Ref: 19422

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Auto Record

The Auto Recording feature starts recording the moment you begin playing your guitar, or as soon as you start a connected audio player. Count-In mode gives you one-bar of rhythm before recording starts. You can Undo/Redo as you go. The sky's the limit with three hours of recording time!

Rhythm Guide

To keep your loops tight and in time, you can play along with one of the basic rhythm patterns in the RC-3's on-board library as you record. Ten types of rhythm types are provided, including Rock, Pop, Funk, Shuffle, R&B, and Latin. A dedicated knob lets you adjust the volume of the rhythm, and you can set the tempo incrementally or via tap tempo. You can also specify the time signature. When you save a phrase, the rhythm type and time signature will also be saved.

USB Connectivity

You can connect the RC-3 to your computer via a standard USB cable, and back up your RC-3 recordings to your computer for safekeeping. You can also load WAV files from your computer directly into the RC-3. The RC-3 accepts 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files of up to 1.7GB in size.

AUX Input

In addition to recording your guitar or bass performances and turning them into playable loops, you can also record other external stereo audio sources via the RC-3's AUX IN. Sound from a digital-audio player connected to the AUX input, for example, can easily be recorded and made into a loop.

Features

  • Compact and powerful stereo stomp box looper
  • Massive internal memory with up to three hours of stereo recording time
  • 99 onboard memories for storing loops
  • USB 2.0 port allows you to connect to a PC and import/export WAV audio
  • Rhythm guide with real drums
  • Runs on a single 9-volt battery or optional AC power supply
  • Visit BOSS tone central for free loop content and software to manage your LoopStation

Specifications

  • Nominal Input Level:
    • INPUT: -20 dBu
    • AUX IN: -10 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
    • INPUT: 1 M ohm
    • AUX IN: 22 k ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
  • Recording/Playback:
    • Maximum Recording Time: Approximately 3 hours
    • Maximum Phrase Memory: 99 phrases
    • Number of tracks: 1
    • Data Format: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear, stereo)
  • Rhythm Type: Hi-Hat, Kick
  • USB Interface: Hi-Speed USB mass storage device class
  • Controls:
    • Pedal switch
    • LOOP OUTPUT knob
    • RHYTHM OUTPUT knob
    • DOWN button
    • UP button
    • WRITE button
    • RHYTHM ON/OFF button
    • TAP TEMPO button
  • Indicators: REC, PLAY (DUB) indicator
  • Display: 7 segments, 2 characters (LED)
  • Connectors:
    • INPUT A Jack: 1/4" phone type
    • INPUT B Jack: 1/4" phone type
    • AUX IN Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • OUTPUT A Jack: 1/4" phone type
    • OUTPUT B Jack: 1/4" phone type
    • STOP/MEMORY SHIFT Jack: 1/4" TRS phone type
    • USB Connector
    • DC IN Jack (DC 9 V)
  • Power Supply:
    • DC 9 V: Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
    • AC Adaptor (PSA series: sold separately) * Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
  • Current Draw: 70 mA (DC 9 V)
  • Expected battery life under continuous use:
    • Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61): Approx. 3 hours
    • These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Included Accessories:
    • Owner's Manual
    • Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
    • Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61): already installed in unit
  • Options (sold separately):
    • AC Adaptor (PSA series)
    • Footswitch (FS-5U, FS-6, FS-7)

    Size and Weight

    • Width: 73 mm (2-7/8 inches)
    • Depth: 129 mm (5-1/8 inches)
    • Height: 59 mm (2-3/8 inches)
    • Weight: 450 g1 lbs.